“Your continued excellence in quality and service
is quite remarkable considering the time restraints we all work to”.
Neil Palfreyman, Production Director - Thames & Hudson
At Rhapsody, we’ve seen the world of print media go through some dramatic changes in the last 20 years. But although the technology may be different, the values remain the same. As a publisher or advertiser, you want your images to have all the sparkle and depth of the originals – perhaps even more – and to be consistent from page to page. As a designer or art director, you want to be sure that what you see on screen is what you will get in print. If you’re in ad or advertorial production, you want to know that your artwork’s produced to the right format and won’t bounce back on you when you least expect it. In short, you want quality – and at Rhapsody, quality has always been the driving force behind what we do. It can affect many different areas.
Effective colour management of large numbers of images is Rhapsody’s bread and butter. Once you’ve uploaded your raw images, our colour management team will profile them to your exact print or online specifications. You can also take advantage of our professional and highly skilled colour balancing services to ensure 100% consistency of colour across every page of your catalogue, book or magazine. All the work we do on images is automatically logged into the system on an image-by-image basis, making the costs totally transparent. As for the results… well, they speak for themselves.
Efficient asset management goes hand in hand with colour management and is fraught with potential pitfalls.
Are your PDFs set up right for the printer you’re using? Are your layered images going to rip properly? Is that last-minute image high enough in resolution? At Rhapsody, we’ll get you out of trouble if we can… but frankly, we’d rather you didn’t go there in the first place. Our skilled and experience asset management team is there to keep things running smoothly and to point you in the direction of software solutions that can save you both time and money. Why not give them a call and lighten the load?
Creative retouching is another traditional pre-media skill that still has an important part to play print, not least because today’s consumers respond to nothing but the best.
There’s not much that can faze them – so whether you’re out to save that washed-out photoshoot from disaster or simply keen to give your images some added sparkle, why not see what our retouching team can do for you?
Proofing is a key area of the print production process in which Rhapsody prides itself on offering total flexibility. ‘Soft’ PDF proofs can be generated by Emagine at the touch of a button, 24/7, and automatically distributed to everyone who needs to see them, anywhere in the world. The system will also generate page-turning proofs and ‘trimmed and stitched’ PDFs for presentations. When it comes to ‘hard’ proofs, we use the latest high-end equipment to deliver colour-certified proofs to any printer’s profile. And once again, all proof correction costs are automatically logged into Emagine to provide total invoicing transparency.
Integration with E-editions is becoming an increasingly important part of the print production process, yet many publishers still operate their print and E-editions as separate entities. With Emagine, you can run both editions together in the certainty that when one’s assets are updated, the other’s will be, too, without any duplication of effort. Emagine will also help you keep track of the changes between print and E-editions, making it easier to coordinate the placement of rich media and hyperlinks. Why not let our sales team explain how Rhapsody’s digital media solutions can help you get more from your print editions.
Foreign editions, regional issues and postcode-targeted publications are three increasingly important ingredients in the modern print publishing mix. At Rhapsody, our job is to stop them from turning into an administrative nightmare. Emagine has the capability to send layered files and base versions when and where you want them, and will securely manage the different versions through every stage of the adaptation process. More and more of our clients are taking advantage of this aspect of our service, which is right in tune with the latest developments in catalogue and custom publishing. Our sales team will be happy to explain more...